Alabama YMCA Youth in Government

Alabama’s oldest program for engaging youth in civic responsibility using our legislative and judicial branches of government as the model.

Youth Center: (205) 324-1643
2400 7th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203
Terri Harvill tharvill@ymcabham.org

Camp Cosby Teen Retreat

Connect with Cosby Friends and enjoy time together at your home away from home.

Teen Retreat Details

This is a time for teens to take a break and refocus. The program will encourage teens to cultivate their leadership style and gain confidence. They will enjoy time together and also experience many exciting camp activities. All teens will learn employment skills and life skills.

Teens interested in Camp Cosby’s summer leadership programs will learn how to become a Leader in Training or Counselor in Training (CIT). Teens will have the opportunity to learn about summer employment at Camp Cosby and teen programming with the YMCA of Greater Birmingham.


Community Service Club

Whether you are looking for community service hours to boost your resume or to just give back to the community, the Greystone YMCA has you covered.  Join our Community Service Club happening on select Saturday during the school year.

7th-12 grade students

Dates, Time, Volunteer Location
March | 9:30am-1:30pm | Exceptional Foundation: Assisting with 19th Annual Chili Cookoff

Free, open to all

How to participate?
Participants will register online for the session and should arrive at the YMCA the day of the event at the specified time.  Participants will be transported to the service site in a YMCA 14 passenger bus with an approved driver and chaperone while providing the community service activity.

Contact Kasey Liveoak for more information at kliveoak@ymcabham.org


Y Leaders Club

Leaders Club is a year-long leadership-development program for middle and high school teens.  This program provides teens with extensive leadership training and volunteer opportunities that support YMCA programs and services to the community. In addition to teaching teens leadership through service, Leaders Club advisors introduce teens to all the work the Y does to strengthen community and inspire and prepare teens to become future Y leaders.

Shades Valley YMCA 
Dates | January 7 – May 28
Day/Time | Saturdays: 10am-11am
Ages | 7th-12th grade
Cost | FREE; open to Members and Non-Members
Contact | Linda Davis | ldavis@ymcabham.org

Registration is ongoing for the remainder of the school year. Click the red button below to register.

Middle School Night

A night just for Middle School Students to take over the Y! Select facilities will be open to middle school age kids to have fun, go swimming, dance, play games, and just hang out with friends. They will enjoy an open programming while still under the supervision of our trained staff. Pizza, drink, concession available.

6th-8th grade for 2022-23 school year

Locations offered
Mountain Brook
Shades Valley

Dates and Times
Varies by location.  Click “register” button below for more information.

2023 Cost
YMCA Members |  $2.00
Non-Members | $8.00

How to register?Registration opens 2 weeks prior to each event. Online registration is required for each event. Please click the “register” button below to register and view dates and times for each location.

Alabaster | Carolyn Abbott | cabbott@ymcabham.org
Greystone | Kasey Liveoak | kliveoak@ymcabham.org
Hoover | Joy Mann | jmann@ymcabham.org
Mountain Brook | Yana Vickery | yvickery@ymcabham.org
Pelham | Gabby Tyson | gtyson@ymcabham.org
Shades Valley | Linda Davis | ldavis@ymcabham.org
Trussville | Fred Hatcher | fhatcher@ymcabham.org

Summer Camp Teen Volunteers

Teen Leadership programs are a hallmark of the YMCA. We believe this is the age to join your peers and experience opportunities to deepen your interests and understanding of the importance of becoming a leader.

Teens who have completed 8th grade, can apply to volunteer in one of our many day camps this summer.  Volunteering at day camp teaches teens how to work with children, learn important job skills and helps prepare them for the future.

Locations and Contact Information
Alabaster YMCA | Carolyn Abbott | cabbott@ymcabham.org
Greystone YMCA | Kasey Liveoak | kliveoak@ymcabham.org
Hoover YMCA | Joy Mann | jmann@ymcabham.org
Pelham YMCA | Gabby Tyson | gtyson@ymcabham.org
Shades Valley YMCA | Linda Davis | ldavis@ymcabham.org
Trussville YMCA | | Fred Hatcher| fhatcher@ymcabham.org


Y Achievers

The Y Achievers program is a national college readiness program designed to help teens set and pursue educational and career goals, raise their academic standards, develop a positive sense of self, explore diverse college and career options and connect them to professionals that inspire them to reach their potential.

YMCA Youth Centers (serving Downtown and Roebuck)
On-Site School Locations: Erwin Middle School, Rutledge Middle School, Cooper Green House Authority, Ramsey High School, Parker High School

Contact | Terri Harvill |  tharvill@ymcabham.org

Shades Valley YMCA 
Dates | January 3- May 24
Day/Time | Tuesdays: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Ages | 7th-12th grade
Cost | Free; open to Members and Non-Members
Contact | Linda Davis | ldavis@ymcabham.org

Registration is ongoing for the remainder of the school year. Click the red button below to register.